Square 12 of the Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL of 2022 is designed by Ruth from Ruth Brasch Design.
This square features Tunisian Simple stitches to create an entrelac pattern. She takes inspiration from Pleached trees that are created by training trees to a square frame. She explains this further in her blog post!
Disclaimer: Materials provided by KnitPicks, Denise, and Walnut Farm Designs; this post contains affiliate links.
If you are new to the CAL, click here to find all the introductory information for the 2022 CAL including the schedule, supplies, and giveaways.
If you are new to Tunisian crochet, I hosted a CAL in 2020 that was designed to teach Tunisian crochet to beginners. If this one seems advanced, you are welcome to check that out and practice a few basic stitches before you come back to this one.
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You can follow this Pinterest board to find all the squares and other information related to the CAL in one place.
- January 5 – Square #1
- January 19 – Square #2
- February 2 – Square #3
- February 16 – Square #4
- March 2 – Square #5
- March 16 – Square #6
- March 30 – Square #7
- April 13 – Square #8
- April 27 – Square #9
- May 11 – Square #10
- May 25 – Square #11
- June 8 – Square #12 – Scroll down for the details in this post.
- June 22 – Square #13
- July 6- Square #14
- July 20 – Square #15
- August 3 – Square #16
- August 17 – Square #17
- August 31- Square #18
- September 14 – Square #19
- September 28 – Square #20
- October 12- Square #21
- October 26 – Square #22
- November 9 – Square #23
- November 23 – Square #24
Square #12 – Pleach Blanket Square by Ruth Brasch
Here is the designer’s version of the square. She made it with two colors, changing color after every row.
Here is my square – I made it with 3 colors of the Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn by KnitPicks.
Scroll down for the link to the free pattern.
The patterns in this CAL will also be available for purchase as a bundle. If you purchase the bundle, you will receive the PDF version of all the squares as they are released (you pay less than a dollar per pattern!). This is a mystery CAL so, if you purchase the bundle, you will NOT receive all the patterns at once. You will receive a new pattern every 2 weeks as the squares are released in the CAL.
This square is worked flat and features Tunisian simple stitches. Here are my notes from when I was working on my square:
- This square is not difficult if you understand the construction. It is very similar to the C2C entrelac technique but we work on one row at a time here.
- Make the base chain very loose, I used a larger hook to make my base chain.
- Make the slip stitch bind off stitches very loose because you have to work the next round in the same stitches.
- My squares aren’t squares, they are taller than they are wide and my square is leaning a bit towards the left (I am right handed).
- The pattern calls for TSS in the next Sl st in multiple places – it should be TSS in the next Sl st OR edge stitch.
- The pattern expects you to use a 6.5 mm hook but I used a 8 mm hook and adjusted my number of stitches to make my square.
- My square:
- # of stitches = 21
- Border – I made:
- Two rounds of hdc (half double crochet) stitches (3 hdc stitches in the corners). I aim to get equal number of stitches on all edges so I accommodated for that here.
- One round of sc (single crochet) stitches in back loop only – one sc per stitch and 3 sc stitches in the corners.
Pattern repeats and Adjustments
Width: This pattern is a repeat of 10 plus 1 stitches. Add / remove stitches in multiples of 10 to adjust width.
Height: Adjusting height will be tricky, you will have to add / remove entire sections to adjust height. It is possible to make a smaller block and add a border to adjust height without having to adjust the pattern.
Helpful Links and Tunisian Crochet Tutorials (Left and Right handed)
- How to change color
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- How to bind off a Tunisian Crochet project
- How to block a crochet blanket / afghan
- Tunisian crochet hooks’ review
- Tunisian crochet basics
- Tunisian Blanket CAL 2022 Pattern bundle – you will receive a new PDF pattern every 2 weeks as the squares are released in the CAL.
Yardage and Size
My square is 12″ x 12″ in size (along the edges) and used about 123 yards (110 m) of yarn and weighs 1.59 oz (45 gms).
Front and Back
The free pattern
The copyright for each pattern is held by the designer. You may ask for additional resources and tutorials from the designer of the square only. No one else can make a full tutorial of the pattern unless permitted by the designer. I have included my notes and links to my tutorials that I think might be helpful in making the square but those do not supersede the instructions and tutorials provided by the designer.
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